Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

Memory Keepers – Oct. 14, 2018

Telling and rewriting the story of Joshua from Joshua 24:1-15, Melissa shared about her experiences of visiting border communities in Arizona and Mexico to learn more about the current immigration situation.

Memory Keepers – Oct. 14, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

Waiting for God – Sept. 30, 2018

Melissa brought the message from Exodus 14 about Moses and the Israelites being delivered out of the land of the Egyptians and crossing the sea.

Waiting for God – Sept. 30, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

Living in the Empire – Sept. 23, 2018

Today’s lesson from Genesis 39:1-23 about Joseph and Potiphar’s wife was particularly salient given the week’s current events. Melissa asks, “How is the empire we can’t help but be a part of controlling our lives? Where is our allegiance?” As Ta-Nehisi Coates has said, “You are called to struggle, not because it assures you victory but because it assures you an honorable and sane life.”

The service was also live-streamed and the video is available on RMC’s YouTube channel.

Living in the Empire – Sept. 23, 2018

 
 
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Gifted, Called & Blessed – Sept. 16, 2018

As a result of some last minute storm-related changes, Melissa and Hans provided a Bible study for today’s message based on Genesis 12:1-9 and Hebrews 11:8-16. Their interactive review, including a discussion of Abram’s blessings, was followed by Sri Mayasandra who shared about his life and current ministry as the Asia regional peace resource coordinator with Mennonite Central Committee.

The service was also live-streamed and the video is available on RMC’s YouTube channel.

Gifted, Called & Blessed – Sept. 16, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching May 6, 2018

God’s Gift of Grandeur – Sept. 2, 2018

This Sunday marks the beginning of a new study of Genesis. Prior to Melissa’s message from Genesis 1, Pam read a poem, “God’s Grandeur” by Gerald Manly Hopkins.

There is mystery in the creation story. Everything in the world is a pure gift, an unmerited pure act of God’s love that somehow has intersected with time. You are a sign of God’s love enfleshed.

God’s Gift of Grandeur – Sept. 2, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

Lineage – Aug. 26, 2018

Melissa finishes up her series on the book of, and the person, Ruth. But Ruth shows up another time, at the beginning of the New Testament. The genealogy listed in Matthew 1 mentions three very unique women, including Ruth. Remnants of Ruth show up in Jesus generations later.

Ruth 4, Matthew 1, Matthew 9:20-38

Lineage – Aug. 26, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

Remade by Courage – Aug. 19, 2018

Melissa continues her series on Ruth, focusing this Sunday on Ruth 3:1-18. We join the message a few minutes in.

Remade by Courage – Aug. 19, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

As It Happened – August 12, 2018

Melissa continues her series on Ruth, focusing on Ruth 2.

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As It Happened – August 12, 2018
Raleigh Mennonite Church Sermons

 
 
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Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

Ruth – July 29, 2018

Ruth leaves what she knows and follows Naomi back to Bethlehem. Ruth arrives in Bethlehem, a land she doesn’t know where they worship a God she doesn’t know. Ruth 1

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Ruth – July 29, 2018
Raleigh Mennonite Church Sermons

 
 
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Melissa preaching May 6, 2018

Factions in the Church – July 8. 2018

Using I John 2:7-15 Melissa shows that factions in the Church are nothing new.  As the Church was starting, there were different understandings of the Gospel message.  How do we handle this?

Factions in the Church – July 8. 2018

 
 
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Melissa speaking at RMC on April 8, 2018

The 10th Commandment-Power, Coveting, Property – June 17, 2018

In the last sermon in her series on the 10 commandments, Melissa focuses on the tenth from Exodus 20:17. To help us understand the concept of “to covet” Melissa has the congregation participate in a little biblical exegesis. She uses 2 Samuel 11:1-13, the story of David and Bathsheba, to explain that coveting has to do with people who have the power and desire to possess. This commandment was–and continues to be–aimed particularly at men. The sermon ends with the congregation partking in communion.

The 10th Commandment-Power, Coveting, Property – June 17, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

Freed to Follow Jesus – June 10, 2018

Melissa continues her series on what we generally call the ten commandments, found in Exodus 20:1-16. But she intertwines this Old Testament passage with the Gospel reading from Mark 10:17-31, what we typically refer to as the story of the rich young ruler.

Jesus tells this man and the disciples–and us–that the commandments all along have been a form of judgment that actually sets us free.

Freed to Follow Jesus – June 10, 2018

 
 
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Melissa speaking at RMC on April 8, 2018

The Ten Commandments as an Invitation to Freedom – May 27, 2018

Melissa kicked off a two-part series on the Ten Commandments, providing a fresh perspective on how to view them. Exodus 19:1-6 and Exodus 20:1-11.

 

The Ten Commandments as an Invitation to Freedom – May 27, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching May 6, 2018

RMC – Melissa – May 20, 2018

RMC – Melissa – May 20, 2018
Raleigh Mennonite Church Sermons

 
 
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Melissa preaching May 6, 2018

Living a life to the glory and praise of God – May 6, 2018

Philippians 1:1-18a

Paul’s letter from jail declaring his thanksgiving for Christ and prayers for discerning how to live a life to the glory and praise of God.

Living a life to the glory and praise of God – May 6, 2018

 
 
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